Oakland
Athletics
Stadium RingCentral Coliseum
97-65 Overall | AL WEST 2nd
TEAM STATSAVGRHRERA
Athletics.2498452573.97
Schedule
Regular season
Wed  9/18
vs
Royals
W / 111-0
Fri  9/20
vs
Rangers
W8-0
Sat  9/21
vs
Rangers
W12-3
Sun  9/22
vs
Rangers
L3-8
Tue  9/24
@
Angels
L2-3
Wed  9/25
@
Angels
W3-2
Thu  9/26
@
Mariners
W3-1
Fri  9/27
@
Mariners
L3-4
Sat  9/28
@
Mariners
W1-0
Sun  9/29
@
Mariners
L1-3
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

There are 3 teams who have 30/1, 3.2% odds to win the World Series. Our projection recommends not betting on them to win it all. Their 1.3% chance is #11 in the league. In simulations, they win the AL 3.6% of the time and are not a good value at 15/1, 6.2%. They are projected to win 94 games and go over their pre-season futures line of 81.5. Their playoff chances stand at 79.4% (0% to win the division). Their average wins per simulation puts them at #5 in the AL.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Based on money line odds their expected record at this point of the season is 70.8-66.2. At 79-58 they ahead of expectations. If you bet on them to win every game you would be up big (+984 units). They are one of the best teams against the spread (76-61) for a +985 profit. Their under-over record is 73-61 with 3 pushes. They are favored in their upcoming game vs the Los Angeles Angels. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

Their record should be slightly better. Their average run differential is +0.85 which ranks #4 in the AL, but their rank based on win percentage is #5. They are the #4 ranked team in run differential (based on all teams' road stats). This is the same ranking they have among home teams. Their average run differential in their past 12 games is +1.75 which ranks them #3 over this stretch, slightly better than overall.

TEAM STATS PER GAME (League Rank):

ALLOWED TO OPPOSING TEAMS (Lower # is Better):

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Matt Chapman who is projected to be the #6 third baseman the rest of the season. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
30 Anderson, Brett SP6-323002/01/198811No College
15 Bailey, Homer SP6-422505/03/198613No College
79 Barrera, Luis LF6-020511/15/19950No College
1 Barreto, Franklin 2B5-1020002/27/19963No College
40 Bassitt, Chris SP6-522002/22/19895Akron
58 Blackburn, Paul RP6-120012/04/19933No College
49 Bolt, Skye CF6-218701/15/19941North Carolina
65 Brown, Seth LF6-321507/13/19921No College
52 Buchter, Ryan RP6-423202/13/19875No College
20 Canha, Mark CF6-221202/15/19895California
26 Chapman, Matt 3B6-022004/28/19933No College
2 Davis, Khris DH5-1120312/21/19877No College
35 Diekman, Jake RP6-420501/21/19878No College
50 Fiers, Mike SP6-220206/15/19859No College
32 Gossett, Daniel RP6-019211/13/19922Clemson
8 Grossman, Robbie LF6-021509/16/19897No College
16 Hendriks, Liam RP6-022502/10/19899No College
22 Laureano, Ramon CF5-1120007/15/19942No College
44 Luzardo, Jesus RP6-120509/30/19971No College
55 Manaea, Sean SP6-524502/01/19924No College
33 Mengden, Daniel SP6-122502/19/19934Texas A&M
47 Montas, Frankie SP6-224503/21/19934No College
12 Murphy, Sean C6-322010/04/19941No College
64 Neuse, Sheldon 2B6-0195No College
28 Olson, Matt 1B6-523003/29/19944No College
36 Petit, Yusmeiro RP6-125511/22/198412No College
19 Phegley, Josh C5-1022502/12/19887Indiana
18 Pinder, Chad LF6-220703/29/19924Virginia Tech
25 Piscotty, Stephen RF6-420501/14/19915Stanford
23 Profar, Jurickson 2B6-019002/20/19936No College
31 Puk, A.J. RP6-722504/25/19951Florida
60 Roark, Tanner SP6-224010/05/19867Illinois
10 Semien, Marcus SS6-019509/17/19907California
48 Soria, Joakim RP6-320005/18/198412No College
39 Treinen, Blake RP6-522706/30/19886No College
62 Trivino, Lou RP6-524010/01/19912No College
57 Wendelken, J.B. RP6-124003/24/19933No College